The Curious Autodidact

December 31, 2015

Wild and Precious Life

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:22 am

 

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What will you do with your one wild and precious life? ~ Mary Oliver

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December 26, 2015

Wisdom of Wisdom: Helen Keller

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:29 am

The test of a democracy is not the magnificence of buildings or the speed of automobiles or the efficiency of air transportation, but rather the care given to the welfare of all the people.

Helen Adams Keller, lecturer and author (1880-1968)

December 15, 2015

Words of Wisdom: On Kindness

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 11:42 pm

 

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.

Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784)

December 10, 2015

Women’s Wisdom

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 10:01 pm

 

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The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.
Rita Mae Brown

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.
Gladys Browyn Stern

The test of a democracy is not the magnificence of buildings or the speed of automobiles or the efficiency of air transportation, but rather the care given to the welfare of all the people.
Helen Keller

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.
Gloria Steinem

Love involves a peculiar, unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.
Diane Arbus

December 7, 2015

Sibling Support: For the Families of the Developmentally Disabled

Filed under: media related,nonprofit,social justice — Honilima @ 9:38 pm

 

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When you think about disabled children generally you have pity for the parents. Many marriages crash and burn at the prospect of raising a special needs child but what this little film will make you aware of is how long the relationship is between this child and his or her siblings will go on longer than those with the parents.

Don Meyer is based in Seattle has helped siblings all over the world with his Sibshops and those interested should connect to his website and subscribe to the Sibnet that has subscribers from all over the world who discuss sibling issues.

For a moving YouTube experience see this piece about the word “retarded” and a sister’s love of her brother.

Open your mind to the needs of the developmentally disabled and take a moment to see how you could make a difference in the lives of these special people and his or her family.

December 5, 2015

Don’t Judge Each Day…

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 8:42 pm

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist, essayist, and poet (1850-1894)

December 1, 2015

Widsom of Margaret Atwood

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:26 am

“We still tend to think

of a powerful man as a born leaderand a powerful woman as an anomaly.”

Margaret Atwood

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